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P aul W inter ' s 36 th A nnual W inter S olstice C elebration Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning, December 21st from Midnight—2am Celebrate the Return of the Sun—and the Warming of the heart! On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz.. Hosted by John Schaefer.
C hristmas D ay —S unday , D ecember 25 th 6am: A Breakfast, Dance & BBQ Christmas Clint, Alisa and their kids Riley and Ramona bring you a family–style Breakfast, Dance & BBQ Christmas around the fireside.
8am: An Afro Blue Christmas Join us for a very special holiday concert with Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Hosted by Michele Norris.
9am: Jazz Piano Christmas XXXII Join the Kennedy Center and NPR Music for a special family affair at this year's holiday concert featuring Chicagoans Willie Pickens and daughter Bethany Pickens, plus husband and wife Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes. Hosted by Felix Contreras.
10am: Festivo Alt.Latino NPR Music's Alt.Latino presents a 2014 encore performance featuring the 20-piece choral ensemble Coral Cantigas; a traditional Peruvian Christmas Carol; folk music from Brazil, Spain, and Mexico; Parrandas from Venezuela and Puerto Rico; and stories about holiday traditions and cultures. Hosted by Felix Contreras.
11am: Joy To The World – A Holiday In Pink The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. Hosted by All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro.
12 noon: Song Travels: Home For The Holidays Join Michael Feinstein for an hour of yuletide cheer and music, from Hollywood’s vintage silver screen to New York City’s iconic Birdland club.
1pm: Joy To The World 2016 From West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the producers of "Mountain Stage, pianist Bob Thompson celebrates the season with jazz arrangements of holiday favorites new and old, featuring special guest vocalist Lena Seikaly.
N ation — N ew Y ears E ve , D ecember 31 st Saturday 6pm to Midnight
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world! We’ll hear sets from Buika, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, pianist Fred Hersch and more.
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am 12/4
Clarinetist Ken Peplowski with Michael Burman
12/11 Bassist Eddie Gomez with Chris Cortez 12/18 Saxophonist Michael Brecker with Dick Conte 12/25 Pre-empted
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK Sundays at 7 pm
The sound of surprise describes both jazz itself and the enduring premise of "The Annals of Jazz." Since 1959, host Richard Hadlock has been improvising on historical themes and bringing forth worthy performersâ€”from Armstrong to Zorn. Each Sunday, we may find Annals in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Back of Town anywhere.
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have you heard with Patrick wolff Monday at 9 pm
12/5 Henry Threadgill
When Henry Threadgill won the Pulitzer Prize this year, there was a big collective smile in the jazz world—we knew him to be one of the most prolific and original American composers of the last 4 decades. A talented woodwind player based in free idioms, his works have pushed the envelope and changed the basic rules of engagement for improvising musicians.
12/12 Trudy Pitts
An underrated, hard swinging organist who sprung from the fertile jazz scene in Philadelphia, Pitts went from classical training at Temple and Julliard to playing and recording with jazz legends like Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt. Her albums often contained pop repertoire, but her treatment of the tunes was deep soul-jazz.
12/19 Mike Nock
A master of modern piano and one of the most famous musicians to come from New Zealand and Australia, Nock has been a prolific composer and bandleader with an expansive palette and a warm touch, and has the gift of presenting challenging improvisational ideas in a melodically accessible way.
12/26 Alan Silva
The consummate free jazz bass player, Alan Silva was a part of the dawn of the “new thing” in the early 60’s, and has been an integral part of the idiom ever since. His deft inventiveness and comfort with extended techniques made him the sideman of choice for Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, and many others. His work in performance and education in Europe helped make free music an international art, and his band–leading has explored group improvisation on a terrifyingly large scale.
JAZZ Night in America with christian mcbride Tuesday at 9 pm
12/6 Jimmy Greene’s “Beautiful Life”
Greene is an award winning saxophonist and educator. His recent studio recording, Beautiful Life, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
12/13 Harlem River Drive
Nuyorican pianist Eddie Palmieri turns 80 this month and to celebrate Jazz Night in America presents the Latin jazz legend’s Harlem River Drive project featuring an 18-piece orchestra recorded in (where else, but) Harlem!
12/20 Jazz at Lincoln Center Holiday Concert 12/27 In Memoriam
Christian McBride looks back on many of the legends we’ve lost this year. We celebrate with rarely heard performances from Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemans, and others.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
12/7 Grover Washington, Jr.
Saxophonist Washington (1943–1999) was a master musician and multiple Grammy winner. He performed internationally and worked with names like Bobby McFerrin, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, and Nancy Wilson. His purity of tone and long, fluid lines are evident on this 1994 Piano Jazz where he and McPartland play Prelude to a Kiss and What Am I Here For.
12/14 Patti Wicks
Pianist/vocalist Wicks (1945–2014) began picking out tunes at the age of three and learned to play by ear because she was born visually impaired. She honed her craft in New York jazz clubs and performed in major venues and festivals the world over. In this 2004 Piano Jazz, Wicks solos on McPartland’s There’ll Be Other Times, and together they play Body & Soul.
12/21 André Previn
Conductor, composer, and pianist André Previn has received multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards. Previn achieved an exceptional reputation as a jazz pianist in a series of recordings he made in the 1950s and 1960s. On this 1990 Piano Jazz, Previn plays a special treatment of Stormy Weather and then joins McPartland for an improvisation of Stars Fell on Alabama.
12/28 Loston Harris
Harris began his jazz career as a drummer but was encouraged by mentor Ellis Marsalis to switch to the piano, hence, discovering a new musical world and delighting audiences with his smooth, soulful voice and piano style ever since. On this 1999 Piano Jazz, he performs I Just Can’t See for Looking. McPartland joins him for Do Nothing ‘til You Hear from Me.
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm
12/1 Crossing Borders
Part 2 with the Canadian-American quintet, Crossing Borders, co-led by vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and saxophonist Kristen Strom, recorded July 24th, 2016, presented by the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at the Douglas Beach House, on Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay. With guitarist Scott Sorkin, bassist Rene Worst, and drummer Jason Lewis.
12/8 Logan Kane’s ensemble
Boats On The Ocean, Bassist/composer Logan Kane’s ensemble, featuring Dann Zinn, Rob Sheppard, Lorin Benedict, Justin Rock, Omree Gal Oz, Paul Cornish and Michael Mitchell, recorded July 15th, 2016, as part of the Rising Stars Summer Series, at the California Jazz Conservatory.
12/15 Gillian Margot and Geoffrey Keezer
Canadian vocalist Gillian Margot and pianist Geoffrey Keezer, recorded July 23rd, 2016, at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.
12/22 Richard Sears
Brooklyn based pianist Richard Sears and his quintet featuring the legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, recorded September 30th, 2016 at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. With Steven Lugerner, Patrick Wolff and Martin Nevin.
12/29 George Coleman
Legendary saxophone master George Coleman, recorded November 16th, 1985, at Kimballs in San Francisco. With Harold Mabern, Jamil Nasser, and Carl Burnett.
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